William Orwin, a year 3 pupil at Polwhele House, has been awarded the top prize in the junior category of the 2015 Bill Prize for Science Communication.
He won the prestigious science award for his episode of ‘Science News’ – a news bulletin written, directed and starring William, which outlined some of history’s most important scientific discoveries made by chance.
Russell Main, Head of Science, commented: “It is fantastic to see our pupils garner such a passion for science, and the time, effort, and detail put into William’s entry shows his love of the subject. For William to be recognized by such eminent professionals at this stage is wonderful, and I hope it will inspire him to achieve more success in the future.”
The awards are organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry and are judged by an esteemed panel including Bill Bryson, Robert Parker (CEO of the Royal Society of Chemistry), Gill Reid (Professor of Chemistry at the University of Southampton), Paul MacLellan (Deputy Editor of Education in Chemistry) and Ben Valsler (Digital Editor of Chemistry World).
William attended a special prize-giving ceremony at Burlington House, London where Bill and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s President Dominic Tildesley presented him with his prizes; £400 and a copy of Bill Bryson’s book A Really Short History of Nearly Everything.